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Large dams generate 19% of the world's total electricity supply. One-third of the countries in the world rely on hydropower for more than half their electricity supply.

Water and energy – life partners

World Water Week — the annual event focusing on water-related challenges — is underway in Stockholm, Sweden. IUCN is calling for increased cooperation between the water and energy sectors which is critical for sustainable development. …  

01 Sep 2014 | News story

Kai sold at local market

Improving food safety and livelihoods of rural communities: Fiji’s kai fishery

A project to address food safety issues in Fiji’s kai fishery will improve livelihoods of rural communities and help empower women, a workshop initiating the project heard this week. …  

22 Aug 2014 | News story

Fish from sustainable fisheries ensure food security into the future

Protecting and sustaining human life: Why healthy coastal ecosystems are so important

The recent focus on coastal fisheries has raised the question of why coastal ecosystems are so important. The simple answer is that healthy coastal ecosystems are the lifeblood of Pacific Island communities, providing food, income and physical protection. …  

13 Aug 2014 | News story

Holcim

IUCN and Holcim celebrate the conclusion of a successful relationship producing important tools for the cement and aggregates sector

 Working together to strengthen biodiversity and water management within Holcim and to extend tested approaches to the cement and aggregates sector, IUCN and Swiss-based global building materials company Holcim have now completed the second phase of their seven-year engagement. …  

25 Jul 2014 | News story

Gorilla in Virunga National Park

Un “non” franc et massif contre les extractions au sein des sites du patrimoine mondial

Suivant les conseils de l’UICN, le Comité du Patrimoine Mondial a envoyé un message fort aux industries pétrolières et autres industries extractives afin que celles-ci n’opèrent pas au sein des sites relevant du patrimoine de l’humanité, ou patrimoine mondial. Ce message a pris place au sein de discussions sur les sites du patrimoine mondial aujourd’hui en danger, comme l’emblématique parc national africain de Virunga, à l’occasion de la réunion annuelle du Comité du Patrimoine Mondial organisée à Doha (Qatar). …   | English | Dutch

19 Jun 2014 | News story

DAM

Hydropower Back on the Agenda – are we any better at making decisions around large dams?

In their latest report, Watered Down? A review of social and environmental safeguards for large dam projects, IUCN Member IIED review the current resurgence of interest in large dams. …  

20 May 2014 | News story

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World Water Day 2014: a coordinated approach to meeting water and energy demand

On World Water Day, IUCN joins the international community in highlighting the close links between water and energy use and the need for a coordinated approach to ensure the world can meet the growing demand for both.  

22 Mar 2014 | News story

Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

Launch of the first online Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

A new online Atlas of freshwater biodiversity presenting spatial information and species distribution patterns will be launched today at the landmark Water Lives symposium, bringing together European Union policy makers and freshwater scientists. Freshwaters are incredibly diverse habitats; they cover less than 1% of the Earth’s surface yet are home to 35% of all vertebrate species. Sadly, freshwater life is declining at an alarming rate, faster than any other component of global biodiversity. …  

29 Jan 2014 | News story

Cemex factory

CEMEX presents 'Water Policy' for global water management

As part of a partnership with IUCN, CEMEX introduced today a Corporate Water Policy that defines its global strategy for responsible water management. …  

05 Dec 2013 | News story

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IUCN key collaborator of World Water Week 2014

World Water Week is an annual conference addressing the world’s most urgent water-related challenges. For the 2014 conference, IUCN will be one of the three collaborating partners for the global meeting. …  

03 Dec 2013 | News story

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